The Unsound
A surreal horror story, following a young nurse who is caught in the middle of a strange supernatural conspiracy on her first day working for Saint Cascia Psychiatric Hospital.IS THERE SUCH A THING AS SANITY?Ever since she was little, all Ashli wanted was to help people. It’s why she went to nursing school, and it’s why she signed up for the vacant position at Saint Cascia, despite the psychiatric hospital’s less-than-sterling reputation. But when strange occurrences begin in the midst of her very first day on the job—razor blades scattered through the halls, a patient named Xerxes always hidden behind a makeshift mask, and a brutal riot initiated by the inmates—Ashli is forced to escape through the labyrinthine bowels of the asylum to not only help her fellow nurses…but to save herself. Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn (Harrow County, The Empty Man) is joined by brilliant newcomer artist Jack T. Cole for The Unsound, a surreal psychological horror series that will have you questioning what it is to truly be crazy…

The Unsound Details

TitleThe Unsound
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 15th, 2018
PublisherBOOM! Studios
ISBN-139781684151783
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror

The Unsound Review

  • Christoph
    January 1, 1970
    Die Film- und Fernsehwelt der Gegenwart ist gut gefüllt mit gut (bis sehr gut) erzählten Horrorgeschichten. Der Einsatz von digitalen Hilfsmitteln fördert die Entführung und surreale Welten ungemein und überholt damit die früheren Produktionen zum Teil. Verloren ging jedoch das Erzählen einer emotionell packenden Geschichte. Das Medium Comics hatte schon seit Bestehen hier einen Vorteil, grafisch ist alles möglich und charakterlich ist man nicht von Schauspielern abhängig. Die neue Serie "The Un Die Film- und Fernsehwelt der Gegenwart ist gut gefüllt mit gut (bis sehr gut) erzählten Horrorgeschichten. Der Einsatz von digitalen Hilfsmitteln fördert die Entführung und surreale Welten ungemein und überholt damit die früheren Produktionen zum Teil. Verloren ging jedoch das Erzählen einer emotionell packenden Geschichte. Das Medium Comics hatte schon seit Bestehen hier einen Vorteil, grafisch ist alles möglich und charakterlich ist man nicht von Schauspielern abhängig. Die neue Serie "The Unsound" beweist und stellt damit vieles in den Schatten. Abgehoben schräger als American Horror Story, düsterer als Penny Dreadful und dazu eine schon auf den ersten Seiten komplex gewobene und dicht erscheinende Geschichte.Man darf sooooo gespannt sein ... zur Handlung mehr in den kommenden Ausgaben. Das war schon mal ein sehr gelungener Start. :)
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  • Adam Stone
    January 1, 1970
    If you enjoy horror books for their randomness, and how there is no real narrative logic to anything, just a general aura of creepiness, then this might be a book for you. Events happen because horror. You eventually learn the reason why the protagonist is involved because the story needed an ending.It's not really fun. There's no reason to like or dislike any of the characters, as they're all just plot devices to move you to the next scene. The maybe(?) antagonist is supposed to look creepy bec If you enjoy horror books for their randomness, and how there is no real narrative logic to anything, just a general aura of creepiness, then this might be a book for you. Events happen because horror. You eventually learn the reason why the protagonist is involved because the story needed an ending.It's not really fun. There's no reason to like or dislike any of the characters, as they're all just plot devices to move you to the next scene. The maybe(?) antagonist is supposed to look creepy because they have a mask, but cutting holes in paper plates hasn't been terrifying to me since I've had object permanence.I recommend this only to people who love bad horror movies or books. It's not unreadable garbage. It's a perfectly underwhelming concept executed with maximum mediocrity.
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  • Dan
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent immersive read, I found myself re-reading each chapter because I was so eager to find out what happened that I rushed. It's a surreal journey through extreme mental illness from several perspectives. There are touches of the stereotypical eye-rolling insane asylum "What's your dark secret?" and "Who's the REAL patient?" plot hooks, but the story goes much much deeper and does not rely heavily on tropes. The art really captures the feeling of madness that prevails throughout the story; Excellent immersive read, I found myself re-reading each chapter because I was so eager to find out what happened that I rushed. It's a surreal journey through extreme mental illness from several perspectives. There are touches of the stereotypical eye-rolling insane asylum "What's your dark secret?" and "Who's the REAL patient?" plot hooks, but the story goes much much deeper and does not rely heavily on tropes. The art really captures the feeling of madness that prevails throughout the story; it's violent, but not gratuitous. I'm really anticipating the sequel and finding out more about "The Unsound" and how the main character will function in real her normal life with the madness following her.
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  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    Better than I thought it would be for sure. Different take on a common plot. Well conceived too. A lot of the art was hit or miss I thought. But some of the frames, and especially the covers, were downright superb. I would have liked it if the last quarter of the book was longer and went more in-depth. You’ll see what I mean. I could easily be more critical of this book but I like everything I read. 4 stars.
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  • Raquel
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting read. Had a surreal premise that bordered on being too corky while still trying to throw in a “message”. Was definitely a page turner, mainly because I was trying to figure out what was going on.
  • Craig
    January 1, 1970
    I get what it was trying to do, and it looks great. But there was just something missing. Likely it was an investment in the characters, all of whom seemed disposable.
  • Grant Laird
    January 1, 1970
    Interesting.
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